A 13-year-old girl who scored 413 marks to top her class at St Annes Ahero Primary School in Kisumu County during the just released Kenya Certificate of Primary Education results may miss her form one palce due to lack of school fees.
According to the school’s Head Teacher, Mrs. Mary Barongo Abon’go, the bright girl hails from a humble background and may not realize her dreams if she fails to get support from well wishers.
Speaking to KNA within the precincts of her former school on Wednesday, Diana Lavin Anyona, expressed her fears that lack of fees could derail her hopes of joining Alliance Girls School which she singled out as her dream school.
Anyona disclosed that her mother, who works in salon, has been the family’s breadwinner since her father travelled to Nairobi in search of a job but has been unlucky and has taken up to doing menial tasks in order to survive.
The former President of her school who has set her eyes on becoming a Doctor is now appealing to well wishers to come to her rescue and help her realize her dreams.
“I want to pledge to any person or organization that comes to my rescue that I will work hard and will not disappoint them, I promise to make it to the University and to ensure that I pursue my dream course,” pleads Anyona
Anyona’s former teachers who spoke to KNA hailed her as respectful and hardworking girl who led by example during her time as a pupil at the school.
By Milton Onyango